Joint Missive [tmth02C]
Mystified contacted TTHQ recently with a new piece called "Pulsar Drone Sequence" on the same day Jon 7 had just finished something new himself. Since for both artists, these new pieces were the first either had done that included the use of beats, it was natural for them to fit together into this release.
For those who have followed Mystified's music, you are aware that beats and rhythms have not been a major part of his creations since the days of "Cardboard Hotel". Jon 7 had joking suggested a year ago that Mystified try something utterly unlike his usual style, specifically suggesting drum-n-bass as the style least likely to arrive from Mystified. The rhythms on "Pulsar Drone Sequence" are probably the closest to that one may ever see, but all throughout there is a crisp sound to it, one that resembles the visible information gathered by a radar sweep.
Jon 7 himself has not used beats in some time, but in the attempt to create a sound capable of shaking his trailer, overdriven, lush squashy beats were used, as well as hardened reverberated noises (created in part by use of the J-looper, courtesy of Justin Robert) and indeed the results shook the trailer in a number of ways. The neighborhood cats were divided: some liked the vibrations, others ran from them. "Magic Properties of the Number F" is inspired largely by Jon 7's fascination with hexadecimal numbers (F is the hexadecimal equivalent of 9, and retains the same qualities that 9 has in base-10 mathematics) and there may be something to it, as during creation of the track the music was used to align energy for a 'magical goal' that indeed, came to pass.
For both pieces the admonition is the same: turn it up!